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Francisco Collado-Rodríguez is Professor of American Literature at the Department of English and German of the University of Zaragoza, where he teaches courses on 20th-century American Literature and popular culture. He leads a research project financed by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness on Trauma and Posthumanity in the contemporary American novel. He graduated with honors in English at the University of Extremadura, subsequently carrying on his doctoral studies at Extremadura and Edinburgh. He was President of the Spanish Association for American Studies (SAAS) from march 2007 to march 2011. He has published articles and essays on Thomas Pynchon, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Safran Foer, E. L. Doctorow, Bharati Mukherjee, Kurt Vonnegut, Bobbie Ann Mason, Eric Kraft, and Richard Adams, among others, as well as on poets T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. He has published books on Richard Adams and Thomas Pynchon (El orden del caos: literatura, política y posthumanidad en la narrativa de Thomas Pynchon, awarded the “Enrique García Díez” National Research Prize by the Spanish Association of Anglo-American Studies). In 2007 he co-edited with Nieves Pascual and Laura Alonso the volume Masculinities, Femininities and the Power of the Hybrid in U.S. Narratives: Essays on Gender Borders. He has also co-edited a special issue of Pynchon Notes. In 2013 he edited Chuck Palahniuk: Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Choke (Bloomsbury Studies in Contemporary North American Fiction).
Among his journal articles are: “The Holy Fool’s Revelation: Metafiction, Trauma, and Posthumanity in E. L. Doctorow’s Andrew’s Brain” in Papers on Language and Literature 53 (2017); “Intratextuality, Trauma and the Posthuman in Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge” in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 57.3 (2016): 229–41; “Meaning Deferral, Jungian Symbolism, and the Quest for V. in Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of 49” in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 56.3 (2015): 255–69. “Textual Unreliability, Trauma and the Fantastic in Chuck Palahniuk’s Lullaby” in Studies in the Novel 45.4 (Winter 2013): 620–37; “Trauma and Storytelling in Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men and The Road” in Papers on Language and Literature 48.1 (2012): 45–69; “Ethics in the Second Degree: Trauma and Dual Narratives in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything is Illuminated” in Journal of Modern Literature, 32.1 (2008): 54-68; “Of Self and Country: U.S. Politics, Cultural Hybridity and Ambivalent Identity in Jeffrey Eugenides’s Middlesex" in The International Fiction Review 33 (2006): 73-85; and “Minimalism, Post-humanism and the Recovery of History in Bobbie Ann Mason’s Zigzagging Down a Wild Trail” in The Southern Literary Journal 39.1 (2006): 98-118.